Former Army Band Commander and Hit Like A Girl Champion Sheila M. Klotz started her drumming journey at 10-years old with rudimental great John Bosworth and is graduate of West Virginia University.
After serving with the USAF Band, she transitioned to the 257th Army Band in Washington DC and became commander. Sheila’s military career afforded her opportunities to perform in concerts and ceremonies all over the US and abroad including the White House, Pentagon, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Europe and the Caribbean.
She is the founder of SoMar Drummers, Inc, a nonprofit Percussion Collective helping to propel the art of drumming into the next generation. SoMar Drummers brings the best drummers in the industry to Southern Maryland to help inspire young drummers in the art of music performance. The clinics, camps and master classes are offered at little or no cost to the student. Past camps have featured drum set instruction by leading professionals such as Matt Garstka, Greyson Nekrutman, David Stanoch, Alex Cohen and more.
Sheila maintains a private teaching studio and serves as the Percussion Director for the Kings Christian Academy Drumline. An active, freelance drummer, percussionist and recording artist, she is also an Educator Clinician with WFLIII Drums.